Mastering the art of snacking is an extremely important. We are all familiar with the infamous afternoon low, which overwhelms us with fatigue. All we wish for then is a little snack that brings us energy, but sugar traps in the form of chocolate bars are always waiting. The sugar, however, only pushes up the blood sugar level, which drops again just as quickly. The next cravings follow only a few minutes later. Instead, a glass of cold water, a little exercise in the fresh air and the right, homemade power snacks are much more healthy.
You can prepare this No Bake Quinoa energy bar for the weekend and take it with you to work, or store it at home. Quinoa contains many nutrients compared to other cereals, including fiber and protein. The complex carbohydrates cause blood sugar levels to rise gently and you stay full longer. Almonds contribute unsaturated fatty acids, oatmeal provides important fiber, and dates bring a natural sweetness. Just a single energy bar is enough to keep you satiated until the end of the day.
No-bake quinoa energy bars
Recipe step by step
You can prepare this No Bake Quinoa energy bar for the weekend and take it with you to work, or store it at home. See in this video how easy it is.
150ml maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp coconut oil
100g dark chocolate
Add quinoa to a pot over a medium-low heat and toast until puffed. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Chop almonds and add to a frying pan on medium-low heat. Add rolled oats and fry for approx. 10 minutes, or until the almonds are fragrant. Remove from heat and set aside.
Add the dates to a food processor and mix until finely chopped. Add the cashew butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and coconut oil to a pot and heat until the coconut oil is melted and everything is combined. Add almond-oat mixture, puffed quinoa, cashew butter mixture, and dates to a bowl and stir to combine.
Transfer the mixture to a parchment-lined baking dish, press down firmly, and smooth out. Refrigerate for approx. 1 hour, or until the energy bars have firmed up.
Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pot with simmering water. Remove cooled energy bar mixture from the baking pan and cut into evenly sized bars. Drizzle with melted chocolate and allow to cool.